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Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley : African Princess, Florida Slave, Plantation Slaveowner

Author: Daniel L Schafer
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Revised and expanded editionView all editions and formats
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Anna Kingsley's life story adds a dramatic chapter to histories of the South, the state of Florida, and the African Diaspora. Both an American slave and a slaveowner and possibly an African princess. Anna was captured as a teenager in Senegal in 1806 and sold into slavery. Zephaniah Kingsley, Jr., a planter and slave trader from Spanish East Florida, bought her in Havana and took her to his St. Johns River  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Anna Kingsley; Kingsley family.; Anna Kingsley; Kingsley family.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel L Schafer
ISBN: 9780813056531 0813056535
OCLC Number: 1030772053
Description: xii, 223 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
1. Senegal: Anta Madjiguène Ndiaye --
2. Havana: Zephaniah Kingsley Jr. --
3. Laurel Grove: Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley --
4. The Patriot War --
5. Fort George Island --
6. Freedom in Peril: From Spanish to American Race Policies --
7. The Island of Liberty --
8. Anna Jai Returns to Florida --
9. A Time of Race Hysteria --
10. Against the Odds: A Free Black Community Forms in Rural Duval County --
11. Final Flight: The American Civil War --
12. Final Years --
13. A Personal Postscript --
Appendix A: Anna Kingsley and the Ndiaye Dynasty of the Kingdom of Jolof --
Appendix B: The Last Will and Testament of Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley.
Responsibility: Daniel L. Schafer.

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In this revised and expanded edition of Anna Kingsley's remarkable life story, Daniel Schafer draws on new discoveries to prove true the longstanding rumors that Anna Madgigine Jai was originally a  Read more...

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